Since: Jun 11

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#24 Sep 21, 2013
Ps: it's about six million each for those that work.
edd

London, KY

#25 Sep 21, 2013
do we send the 38 cents a week to the school board office or what do we do I don't want to get behind on this payment I hate to write a check for that kind of money but I guess I would. it would be nice if we could pay it every two weeks or once a month. I get my check once a month I guess I will have to cut back on the cable or something to pay this bill.

Since: Jun 11

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#26 Sep 21, 2013
edd wrote:
do we send the 38 cents a week to the school board office or what do we do I don't want to get behind on this payment I hate to write a check for that kind of money but I guess I would. it would be nice if we could pay it every two weeks or once a month. I get my check once a month I guess I will have to cut back on the cable or something to pay this bill.
just send it to one of the businesses that school board members own thru a straw party. It goes into their pockets anyway.
taxman

London, KY

#27 Sep 21, 2013
This is by no means a teacher only problem or an education only problem. The federal government is too large, as is many state institutions. The Feds, state, and cities and counties need to cut waste on many levels. There is a day coming they will have to make painful decisions.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#28 Sep 21, 2013
taxman wrote:
This is by no means a teacher only problem or an education only problem. The federal government is too large, as is many state institutions. The Feds, state, and cities and counties need to cut waste on many levels. There is a day coming they will have to make painful decisions.
Thank you for articulating what I couldn't. I'm certainly not against teacher pay or any of the rest of it, but, gee whiz, everything requires more scrutiny than what it is getting.

From the mayor and his sweetheart deals with what the city buys to the school board and fiscal court.
Ted bear

United States

#29 Sep 21, 2013
The problem is we have the worst school bord in the history of laurel co. Can't wait to find out who votes for and who votes against the tax increase that goes in pockets! No one of any quality will even run! It's a joke look at the past no one ever put their name in because it's not a position anyone wants! Federal, state, county or city don't up taxes in these times but little ol' school board needs more money? Not hard to figure that one out! This board is why our once top notch system is hitting tge bottom! Up school taxes hurts families and hurts out town! If they up them no one wants to buy or spend local :(
Single mom

United States

#30 Sep 22, 2013
If they can't run things here we are sure the state could step in and manage and budget things. If you ever notice everything that is wrong is got to do with the board! If a few good people would ever run with some business cents and not dollars signs look out laurel county we would be back on top! Am eager to to who votes for higher taxes tho....guess we will see Monday
Bill

London, KY

#31 Sep 22, 2013
Sarah Poutin wrote:
<quoted text>
And, these are drops in a bid bucket. Last year the newspaper reported that Kentucky has thirty billion in unfunded pensions. By my arithmetic that comes out to six million dollars for every man, woman and child in the state. Of course not all of the pensions are for Laurel county politician, teachers, policemen, etc. But I wonder how much is.
While all the things you mention may even have merit, there is much that could be cut.
The most recent figure I have seen is $26 billion which was a few months ago.I think the figure was for 2012 but I wont say for sure.$26 billion is for the teachers retirement system as well as the other public pension system which includes KERS,KERS Hazardous,CERS,CERS Hazardous,and the State Police all added together.Of that $26 billion $12 billion is for the Teachers Retirement system by itself.Not sure how adequately the state is funding the Teachers system but the other retirement systems mentioned have been underfunded for years BY THE LEGISLATURE.Its mainly the fault of the legislature and the list of governors over the last 20 years.The employees have always paid the required amount into the system as its always deducted from their checks and they never see it.On the other hand the legislature has failed for 14 of the last 21 years and 10 years in a row to put their recommended amount into the system.Where did the money go? Ever wonder where the money comes for all these new courthouses in all these counties across the state as well as other special project money that seems to appear from out of thin air? Thats where a lot of the money went to.Heck they even supplemented paying utility bills at the Ky Horse Park after all those new buildings were built for the World Equestrian Games a few years back.How can all these governors and legislators proclaim they have surplus of $70 or $80 million at the end of the year when they have a $26 billion dollar deficit they are looking at in the states various retirement systems? The legislators and governors have shortchanged the pension systems and have been lying to the public.Its all in how they present it to the media to be carried on to the public.Ever single one of theme.Then they use the money for re-election purposes.Democrats as well as Republicans both are guilty of this.The public is being snookered by their representatives and governors that supposedly are looking out for the publics well being in Frankfort.They are mainly looking out to what they need to do to stay in office.

Since: Jun 11

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#32 Sep 22, 2013
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
The most recent figure I have seen is $26 billion which was a few months ago.I think the figure was for 2012 but I wont say for sure.$26 billion is for the teachers retirement system as well as the other public pension system which includes KERS,KERS Hazardous,CERS,CERS Hazardous,and the State Police all added together.Of that $26 billion $12 billion is for the Teachers Retirement system by itself.Not sure how adequately the state is funding the Teachers system but the other retirement systems mentioned have been underfunded for years BY THE LEGISLATURE.Its mainly the fault of the legislature and the list of governors over the last 20 years.The employees have always paid the required amount into the system as its always deducted from their checks and they never see it.On the other hand the legislature has failed for 14 of the last 21 years and 10 years in a row to put their recommended amount into the system.Where did the money go? Ever wonder where the money comes for all these new courthouses in all these counties across the state as well as other special project money that seems to appear from out of thin air? Thats where a lot of the money went to.Heck they even supplemented paying utility bills at the Ky Horse Park after all those new buildings were built for the World Equestrian Games a few years back.How can all these governors and legislators proclaim they have surplus of $70 or $80 million at the end of the year when they have a $26 billion dollar deficit they are looking at in the states various retirement systems? The legislators and governors have shortchanged the pension systems and have been lying to the public.Its all in how they present it to the media to be carried on to the public.Ever single one of theme.Then they use the money for re-election purposes.Democrats as well as Republicans both are guilty of this.The public is being snookered by their representatives and governors that supposedly are looking out for the publics well being in Frankfort.They are mainly looking out to what they need to do to stay in office.
Thanks for 'splainin' all that. I thin I like your political affiliation. I hate them all, too.
Hungry

United States

#33 Sep 22, 2013
This is just a start of many tax increases to come til they drain us dry 4% at a time. That means the kids and elderly will have to adjust that 4% in food and meds. Wow how can they vote to increase taxes?
The Brightside

London, KY

#34 Sep 22, 2013
4%=$20 if your taxes are $500 and it's a 4% increase in actual tax. If it's 4& property increase that %80,000 worth of property you're paying $500 on will go up $320. My taxes are almost $1,500 so it's at least $60 for me. Now don't forget that since home prices are back where they were about ten years ago the PVA will start raising the value of your property. So $20 is just propaganda.
well

Camby, IN

#35 Sep 22, 2013
I thought all this Kentucky lottery. Was going to help on school taxes The teachers sure as hell don't need a raise Most of them don't care about the kids now Some of your teachers are making fun of the people that are drawing food stamp in front of the kids it's not the kids fault it's the so called companies that want pay a decent wage but the companies are still getting there big grants from the state and counties so let the so called companies pay more taxes and leave us working class alone
Big money waste

United States

#36 Sep 23, 2013
It's
about money here. Not about the children!
taxpayer

London, KY

#37 Sep 23, 2013
When you have the school system telling you they need more money or they can't do their job, it's kind of like Washington telling you that the government is going to run out of money and the government is going to shut down. So if that is true, then when they shut the government down, then all the federal taxes will not be taken out of my paycheck? Yeah right. Bunch of liars and thieves are in charge top to bottom. And I'm talking city, county, state, federal. Wake up people and send these clowns home. Quit voting for the same old people year end and year out. Move them in and move them out. We don't owe them a career just a term or two.
taxed enough already

Winchester, KY

#38 Sep 23, 2013
I guess the school officials are needing brand new IPhones and automobiles again. Probably got a lot of conferences and trips planned too. I guess those of us living on social security will have to take one of those reverse mortgages or be forced to sell because we won't be able to pay higher taxes every year.
Parent of Laurel Student

Corbin, KY

#39 Sep 23, 2013
This is crazy! They supply phones and cars and my child doesn't even have books for all of his classes. I was told that SLHS got books out of NLHS trash to get enough books to go around.
pufed

London, KY

#40 Sep 23, 2013
fed up wrote:
How is this "cut to the bone"?
*All principals have board funded smart phones and 2 way radios.
*Administrators have board provided vehicles and fill them up at the bus garage.
*The recreation of a district sports director when we already have one at each high school.
*Elementary sports which required the resurfacing of most gym floors in the district as well as paying coaches and assistant coaches at each elem school.
*The creation of a bass fishing team and a swim team. Travel exspences and coaches for both.
*Is there really a need for sports teams to travel to Florida in the spring every year?
*2 administration buildings....both overly decorated.
*How many curriculum directors is it now? 3 or 4?
and suppose I come to your house and disconnect your washer and dryer. you can do without them. and suppose I come to your house and disconnect your cable tv. an outside antenna will be ok. and suppose I come to your house and take your new car and trade it for my old one. it will get you to town and back. and suppose you cancel your homeowners policy. you may never need that. and suppose you never eat in a restaurant again. you can cook all your meals at home and save,save,save. and suppose I come and get your riding lawn mover. a push one will cut the grass just well and use less gas. that would be a big saving. and suppose I come to your house and.....
centsconsious

London, KY

#41 Sep 23, 2013
edd wrote:
do we send the 38 cents a week to the school board office or what do we do I don't want to get behind on this payment I hate to write a check for that kind of money but I guess I would. it would be nice if we could pay it every two weeks or once a month. I get my check once a month I guess I will have to cut back on the cable or something to pay this bill.
you could ask a friend of yours to take your payment to the office by your friend that goes to work every day. that would save you a postage stamp. you could also skip 3 meals a week. that would save you money.
kATS FAN

London, KY

#42 Sep 23, 2013
Hungry wrote:
This is just a start of many tax increases to come til they drain us dry 4% at a time. That means the kids and elderly will have to adjust that 4% in food and meds. Wow how can they vote to increase taxes?
You Alabams Roll Tide Roll take care of your business in Alabama. We will take care of ours up here in the Bluegrass.
officialsherif

London, KY

#43 Sep 23, 2013
The Brightside wrote:
4%=$20 if your taxes are $500 and it's a 4% increase in actual tax. If it's 4& property increase that %80,000 worth of property you're paying $500 on will go up $320. My taxes are almost $1,500 so it's at least $60 for me. Now don't forget that since home prices are back where they were about ten years ago the PVA will start raising the value of your property. So $20 is just propaganda.
The amount of taxes you pay is based on your property valuation. Sell some of your property and you taxes will go down. Go figure.

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